Today, COG Considers why we're all so fond of Resident Evil's sunglasses-wearing undead supervillain, Albert Wesker. We think it might have something to do with the glowing eyes.
I loveD him because his motives were mysterious. He double-crossed both STARS and Umbrella, faked his own death, was gathering different types of virus like shown in Code Veronica and RE4, so figuring out his endgame was exciting. And then RE5 turned him into a traditonal villain that just wanted to spread a virus to kill the "unworthy", before turning into a monster himself and being killed. Lame and disappointing. Well, at least they gave him some ultimate objective, as lame as it was. Meanwhile, the second most interesting character in the series, Ada Wong, didn't get even that. She just played the spy archetype, also mysterious and double-crossing, but no reasons whatsoever. She got a whole campaign in RE6 that promised to shed light into her motives, but none was given.
Wesker made for an excellent background threat and greater-agenda villain. As long as he was out there, scheming, then you knew things weren't over. His presence was a promise that RE had more nightmares to offer. Then RE5 happened.
I wish we’d see more of his son Jake in future installments
This guy freaked me tf out in Code veronica x
He’s a dick. All good bad guys are assholes.
Kinda reminds me of Sephiroth, at least in the way he carries himself. Most antagonists spend all of their time on screen cackling and giving long winded, nihilistic expositions. I prefer the ones that have an air of mystery and replace their predictable speeches and motivations with badassery.
Oh, for sure. There's a lot to be said for antagonists with hidden agendas. The moment you understand what a villain is about, they stop being quite so intimidating. As we learned in Resident Evil 5.
Wesker was cool.
Agreed... was cool.
The thing I liked with Wesker was how mysterious he was in the original RE. It wasn’t really clear what he was up to or that he was the traitor until near the end (at least to a much younger me). Modern Wesker sucks though with all his super powers etc.
Honestly, in my opinion, he’s up there with Sephiroth as being one of the best/most iconic gaming villains. I actually have Wekser’s Report on DVD, which was a pre-order bonus for Code Veronica X on the PS2 from Software Etc. Man, I miss when pre-order bonuses were epic like that.
Bring him back, i don't care what/how you do, just do it.
resi 5 Wesker is the best one. hes oddly handsome and just really cool imo. yes hes the bad guy, but i like him, hes a great villain.
nope... i like Lady Dimitrescu ! :-P
Wesker added another dynamic to the story. An intelligent opponent with malevolent intent like Death Note. Wesker is awesome.
Wesker was a certified threat until RE5 melted away everything he could ever become.
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